Senior Distribution Project Designer

Western Power

Location: Perth

Job Type: Not Specified


Do you want to deliver work that truly matters to our community?

There’s never been a better time to join the energy industry! At Western Power we’re working towards our vision for a clean energy future and we’re looking for diverse, passionate people to join our team of world leading experts.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Distribution Project Designer at Perth office on a permanent full-time basis.

About this role

As the Senior Distribution Project Designer, you will be required to scope, check and/or perform the design and estimation of highly complex technical tasks associated with new distribution projects and their connection to the Distribution Network. To manage projects, end to end and providing all levels of service to the customer and their consultants and contractors. To undertake complex investigations and co-ordinate process improvement through demonstrated technical leadership.


  • Maintaining a safe working environment
  • Facilitating open and trusting workplace relations and communication


  • Schedule or plan own daily and weekly allocated work in order to meet targets
  • Implement and provide support to project management plans


  • Identify and Co-ordinate the implementation of continuous improvements processes
  • Follow defined business processes
  • Document variations to procedures, programmes and processes

About you

We are seeking someone with experience and attributes that include:

  • An Advanced Diploma in a relevant electrical discipline or Trade qualification with extensive technical experience – essential
  • Preferably demonstrated extensive experience in distribution network related activities
  • Sound knowledge of Safety policies and procedures is essential.
  • General knowledge of project, contract and works management systems and tools is necessary.
  • A sound knowledge of Distribution Engineering standards, regulations and procedures applicable to the Section and Stream is essential.
  • Proficiency in appropriate key computer systems & application, including: Ellipse, DQM, DOCS/DMS, DFIS, DFMS, and business/drafting software (MS Office - Word, Excel & or Access, and scheduling/work management software).

Joining Western Power

Our people play a vital role in creating an innovative, safe, and supportive workplace, living our values and delivering exceptional service to the communities in which we operate.

We are an employer of choice, offering our employees a range of benefits that include:

  • Competitive salary plus 11% superannuation
  • Flexible work arrangements that support part time work, flexible working hours and working from home arrangements
  • Professional Development opportunities including training initiatives and study assistance
  • An award-winning employee recognition and benefits programme
  • Access to five Employee Network Groups – First Nations, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, Diverse Sexualities and Genders, Women, and People with Disability – which celebrate and communicate the diversity of our workforce and connect diversity and inclusion to our broader business activities
  • The opportunity to purchase up to four weeks of additional leave per year
  • Access to salary packaging, social club activities, and discounted health insurance and gym membership

Important information

We are committed to our Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2021 - 2027 and ensuring that people with disability have equal opportunities to gain and maintain employment with Western Power. It is strongly encouraged that people with a disability who meet the inherent requirements of the position description apply for this role.

We are also proud to have launched our Innovate RAP in Mar 2022 (Reconciliation Action Plan). Our Innovate RAP outlines our commitment to the Reconciliation journey in WA.

Our recruitment process requires that all candidates who progress to the pre-employment stage must hold a police clearance issued within the last six months.

Join us and play a part in powering the future of Western Australia.

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Applications close on 02 June 2023.

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